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marciano introduces us to these combat weatherman. >>> and the a.m. fix block is up and running as it is every day. join the live conversation, go to >>> it has been one bruising night on the island of bermuda. igor roared right past the coast overnight, missing direct landfall by just 40 miles. >> it's a large hurricane generating enormous waves. it's pummelling the island with powerful winds, driving rain, trees there are shredded, power lines are down. cnn is your hurricane headquarters, rob marciano is here in new york. first, though, let's go to the scene, reynolds wolf live in elbow beach, bermuda. looks like not a good time there this morning. >> reporter: well, things are improving compared to last night where the brunt of the storm really came just to our west around 11:00 local time through midnight, really the worst of it. this storm, although it did not make a direct hit, you've got to remember that bermuda is a small area. and this storm when you include the outflow is nearly 1,000 miles wide. when you think about bermuda, it's not one island, but 138
it began then. they didn't tell us that until a year later, and now they're telling us the recession ended in june of 2009. so more than a year ago. you have to say, why does it take so long? they take a while to come out with the numbers so they can pore through all of the economic data. this is being called the great recession. that is, tony, because officially now it lasted 18 months, the longest recession weaves a seen in this country since world war ii and the great depression. many people say it feels like we had a downturn. in june, 2009, when apparent the recession officially ended, our unemployment rate was 9.5%. now it is 9.6%. not only did the situation not get better from an unemployment standpoint. it got worse, that maybe more people coming into the workforce looking for jobs but overall the job picture hasn't improved. the housing picture hasn't improved or the consumer spending. so in june 2009, it ended. >> bottom line, this is all about a bunch of economists with this nonprofit technically scoring this period in time here. >> right. >> this is not about or even taking int
's not a local crackpot running for dog catcher. it's christine o'donnell, a republican nominee for u.s. senate and a darling of the surging tea party movement. here's her surprising claim resurfacing from a 1999 interview. >> i dabbled into witchcraft. i never joined a coven. >> you were a witch? >> i didn't join a coven. let's get this straight. >> i love this, you're a witch. you go i was a witch. wait. >> that's exactly why. because -- because i dabbled into witchcraft, hung around people doing these things. i'm not making this stuff up. i know what they told me they do. >> okay. her kmenltds are raising eyeb w eyebrows and concerns from the gop establishment. but what matters most of what voters are thinking just six weeks ahead of the midterm elections. jim acosta will join wisconsin the results of a weekend straw poll. and john avalon looks at her mission, damage control. o'donnell canceled two sunday talk show appearances after this came to light. and now you are calling her the new queen of wing nuts. >> ah, the queen of the wing nuts. this week she was clear to say she was not a wing
to beat him, tea party person, who you brought us. >> i really dmplt christine o'donnell was one of most frequent gets on "politically incorrect" people who don't remember it because they were too young or watching johnny carson. no, i guess gi jay was there. we created anne colter, laura ingraham. i could go on. >> how did you find her? >> we used to become -- i drank a lot in those days. we liked to book female conservatives, you can't not like her. she's such a nice person. we have a great clip that used to be in our highlight reel of ben affleck saying please, christine, shut up. because she would just go on. she was known back there as the girl from salt, saviors alliance for lifting the truth. and i guess that's still the shtick that she's playing. so part of me for sentimental reasons is rooting for christine o'donnell. the other part is rooting her because she's going to get her christian ass kicked in the general election. this is the great thing about the tea baggers and the republican party. a year ago, we were debating whether they were even republican, remember? they were ve
lothian is joining us. dan? >>> wolf, white house aides say the strategy of going after republicans singling some of them out by name, especially on the issue of tax cuts for the wealthy, is working. but as we found out, some americans have turned off by all of the finger pointing. >> from a latin bistro to a tea exchange to a hair salon, small business owners across the country are more focused on paying the bills than pondering politics. >> we're paying taxes, we're paying all of these insurance that everything they're adding on to us daily. >> they're struggling in a tough economy as washington debates tax cuts. and to make matters worse, some say, the president is picking a fight with a republican most americans say they barely know. >> mr.r. >> let me be clear to mr. boehner. >> reporter: do americans really care about this finger pointing? a public tit for tat played out on inn the briefing room, on morning news shows, and on twitter. >> people just don't care about all of the in-fighting. >> reporter: to flesh that out sentiment, we sent producers to three cities, orlando, ph
to beat him, a tea party person who you brought us. >> i really did. i mean, kristin o'donnell was one of our most frequent guests on politically incorrect". people who may not remember it because they're too young or watching johnny carson or something, may not remember that we created people like ann coulter, laura ingram. i could go on with a number of -- >> how did you find them? >> we like to book, you know, i don't know. i drank a lot in those days, larry. we did like to book a lot of female conservatives. they were good press and good for the show. we loved kristin o'donnell. you cannot not like her. she is such a nice person. we have great clip of ben affleck on that show saying please, christine, shut up. because i guess she would just go on. she was known back then as the girl from salt, salt being the saviors alliance for lifting the truth and i guess that's still the schtick she's playing. so part of me for sentimental reasons is rooting for kristin in delaware. the other part is rooting for her because she's going to get her christian ass kicked in the general election. th
in the u.s. following her release last week. shourd was let go after she reportedly found a lump in her breast, but now she says that doctors in oman told her she is physically well. shourd is one of three american hikers detained by iran after they allegedly crossed over the border from iraq in july of 2009. well, today she thanked iran for letting her go, but called on the country to release her fiance shane bauer and their friend josh fattal. shourd's arrival comes as iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is visiting new york. he's in town for the united nations general assembly session that begins tomorrow. in an interview with abc, ahmadinejad talked about the release of sarah shourd and said he would like to see some reciprocation from the u.s. >> translator: it's true that the islamic republic of iran took a humanitarian measure and released one of the three individuals who entered our borders miss sarah shourd. this was a huge humanitarian gesture. now you may be aware that eight iranians are illegally being detained in the united states, so i believe that it would not be mispla
'm exhausted of defending you. >> i want to know is the american dream dead for me? >> i need you to help us understand how you can regain the political center because you're losing the war of soundbites. you're losing the media cycles. >> so what was the lesson for the president and can christine o'donnell overcome the controversies of her past? here 20-to-discuss and debate, republican pollster ed, roland martin, strategist peter fen. if those are people who voted for you and what they think and that's how they talk to you, he has a tough 43 days. >> absolutely and the people, a number of them, who worked on his campaign are people who are on the road with him, surrogates. i've heard from those very same people telling the white house the exact same thing for the past 8 to 12 months and in many cases folks in the white house not listening. i would think after today the folks will say, wow, maybe those folks have been right. we'd better listen now because we've been, frankly, tone deaf. >> if you're advising him, i know you're in the other party, if you suspend your republicanism and say, m
started and told us we in recession before anybody else called it, with me last spring and summer when you said the recession is over. do you agree with, first of all, this? >> in april '09 we said the recession would end in the summer of '09. so we do agree with this. and we have been saying it was june or july. i totally accept the june date. why it's important is because the national bureau of economic research is an objective, using an objective methodology. we all have our feeling, we'll get to in a second, but they're use an objective scorecard for when the economy is expanding, con tragting in a recovery or recession, and it ended in june of '09. let's be clear what that means. all it means is that the economy made it into the recovery room. okay? and started a process of healing. now, anyone who a has been in that situation and made it into a recovery room knows that it still really, really, really hurts when you're in the recovery room, and we're still there. be very, very clear. that's a big part of the reason wyman on the street right now is going to say, who are these guys sayi
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